Retired miner Jay Preston Whitten, 85, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, April 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Whitten was born February 8, 1915, in Floyd County, to the late Bob and Amanda Ward Whitten. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Mabel Layne Whitten; two sons, Jay P. Whitten Jr. of Lake Lure, North Carolina, and John Charles Whitten of Atlanta, Georgia; five daughters, Margie Opal Koger of Roanoke, Virginia, Janice L. Birt of Bessemer City, North Carolina, Carolyn Sue Miller of Charleston, South Carolina, Joyce Whitten Seal of Crozet, Virginia, and Deborah Irene Marcum of Danielsville, Georgia; and 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 29, for Elmer Hall, 77, of Minnie, who died Wednesday, April 26, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Mr. Hall was born October 27, 1922, in Orkney, to the late Elisha and Millie Gayheart Hall. He was a farmer and member of the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hetty Howell Hall; and a sister, Ruby Hobson.
Surviving are one daughter, Donna Hall of Paintsville; two brothers, Melvin Hall of Prestonsburg and Haskel Hall of Orkney; two sisters, Ruth Howell of McDowell and Edith Lawson of Prestonsburg; and five grandchildren.
Retired restaurant owner Pauline "Dutch" Shearer, 86, died Wednesday, April 26, at North Hardin Health & Rehabilitation Center, Radcliff.
Mrs. Shearer was born December 12, 1913, in Johnson County, to the late Shade and Mandy Ward Wells.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Shearer, on May 16, 1987.
Surviving are one daughter, Donna Strange of Elizabethtown; and two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Auxier resident Bascom Harris, 82, died Wednesday, April 26, at his residence.
Mr. Harris was born January 13, 1918, in Floyd County, to the late John W. and Martha Kendrick Harris. He was an electrical contractor.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Louise Harris, on November 18, 1999; one son, Wilven Bascom Harris, in 1984; two brothers, Luther Harris and Floyd Harris; one half brother, Cecil Kendrick; and a sister, Malta Conn.
Surviving are one son, Carlen Luther Harris of Lexington; four daughters, Murvella Ferland of Prestonsburg, Delora Kraus of Auxier, Rita Harris of Leigh Acres, Florida, and Lidola Webster of Walton; two brothers, Irvin Harris of Prestonsburg and Fred Harris of Little Paint (Floyd County); one sister, Dicy Collins of Mt. Sterling; and 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Paintsville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Diana Bond Criner, 58, who died Wednesday, April 26, at her Thelma residence.
Mrs. Criner was born March 13, 1942, in Paintsville, to Guy and Helen Penix Bond. She was a secretary for Michael Endicott, Attorney at Law.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, J.D. Bond.
Surviving are two sons Michael and Alan Shawn Endicott, both of Paintsville; her parents; and four grandchildren.
Janice Sue Dorton, six weeks old, died Tuesday, April 18.
Janice Sue was born March 7 in Lawrence County, to Rick and Crystal Cantrell Dorton.
Surviving are her parents.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jeannie Setser, 61, who died Wednesday, April 19, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Setser was born November 20, 1938, in Johnson County, to Gladys Lewis Burke of Van Lear and the late Tom Burke. She was a secretary for Rainbow Homes.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Setser, in December 1987.
Surviving are two daughters, Jamie Lynn Castle and Jennifer Lee O'Bryan, both of Williamsport; one brother, Tom "Buddy" Burke of Brookville, Ohio; two sisters, Penny Moore of Warsaw and Jeanette Evans of Phillipsburg, Ohio; and two granddaughters, Morgan Lynn and Emily Dawn Castle.
Thomas Hurt Jr.
Former Johnson County resident Thomas Hurt Jr. 80, of Louisville, died Wednesday, April 19, at Leeland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox.
Mr. Hurt was born September 4, 1919, in Johnson County, to the late Thomas Sr. and Amanda Honeycutt Hurt. He was retired from the military.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Hall Hurt; three sons, Thomas A. Hurt of Petersburg and Wayne and Michael Hurt, both of Louisville; two daughters, Cherrylene Amanda Totterrow of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Joyce Adrine Grazolia of Dalton, Massachusetts; one sister, Pauline Goble of Huntington Beach, California; and three grandsons.
Hager Hill resident David Nellipowitz, 46, died Friday, April 21, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Nellipowitz was born August 15, 1953, in Washington D.C., to the late Paul James and Hermalee Lemaster Nellipowitz. He was a technician and master of the Van Lear Masonic Lodge 885 F & AM.
Surviving are his wife, Shelia Nellipowitz; two sons, James Andrew of Hager Hill and Robert Paul of Lexington; one brother, Richard of Klamath Falls, Oregon; one half brother, Paul James Maynard of Jonesboro, Georgia; one stepbrother, Gary Applequist of Atlanta, Georgia; one stepsister, Jeannie Maynard of Atlanta; and his father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Dollie Butler of Hager Hill.
Margie Holbrook VanHoose, 65, died Wednesday, April 19, at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville, Ohio.
Mrs. VanHoose was born March 30, 1935, in Plain City, Ohio, to the late John and Edith McComis Holbrook. She was a custodian for the Olentangy School System.
Surviving are her husband, Clyde VanHoose; one son, Butch VanHoose of Sunbury, Ohio; two daughters, Wanda Rucker of Cardinton, Ohio, and Pauline Messick of Lewis Center, Ohio; one brother, Earl Holbrook of Sunbury; one sister, Goldie McVay of Galena, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Nettie Bush Banks, 76, died Friday, April 21, at her Stambaugh residence.
Mrs. Banks was born November 23, 1923, in Breathitt County, to the late Harrison and Malvena Henson Bush.
Surviving are her husband, Earl Banks; two sons, Dennis Banks of West Van Lear, and Larry Banks of Marmet, West Virginia; three daughters, Beulah Fields of Flat Gap, Louise Deaton of Covington and Lisa Withers of Indianapolis, Indiana; five brothers, Mayhugh Bush of Crossplains, Indiana, Lucian Bush of Mt. Sterling, Delbert and Everette Bush, both of Covington, and Paul Bush of Newport; two sisters, Ebbie Spicer of Verona and June Deaton of Corinth; and 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Rose Mary Germany
Rose Mary Mollette Germany, 71, died Tuesday, April 18.
Mrs. Germany was born in Johnson County and was a childhood resident of Van Lear.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Germany; one son, Gary Mikel Germany; one brother, Marion Mollette; and a sister, Dimple Meeks.
Surviving are one son, Tim Germany; one daughter, Rhonda Germany-Ballintyn; two sisters, Audrey Hanshaw and Alice Williamson; and five grandchildren.
Grover G. Samons, 78, of Martin, died Saturday, April 22, at his residence.
Mr. Samons was born December 22, 1921, at Boons Camp, to the late Green and Leora Music Samons Pack. He was a retired coal operator and businessman, member of the First Baptist Church of McDowell, Kentucky Colonel and member of DAV Chapter 128.
Surviving are his wife, Elsa Bruning Samons; two sons, Tony Grover Samons of Lexington and Jody L. Samons of Minnie; one daughter, Rita Johanna Samons Daniels of Minnie; and nine grandchildren.
Former Flat Gap resident Dollie Margaret Webb, 62, of Grove City, Ohio, died Saturday, April 22.
Mrs. Webb was born February 22, 1938, at Flat Gap, to the late Soly and Monty Rose Frazier.
Surviving are her husband, Paul Webb; two sons, Mark and Phillip Webb, both of Ohio; and three daughters, Marcia Webb, Paula Ward and Mary Liland, all of Ohio.
Oil Springs resident Eula Mae Conley, 78, died Monday, April 17, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Conley was born April 24, 1921, in Magoffin County, to the late Thomas H. and Lou E. Williams. She worked for Star Fire Motel & Restaurant and was a member of the Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glen Conley.
Surviving are two sons, Phillip and Larry Conley, both of Oil Springs; three sisters, Virginia Salyer of Flat Gap, Rouie Davis of Sciotoville, Ohio, and Jeanette Johnson of Richmond; and 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Elizabeth Ward Waller, 60, who died Friday, April 14, at her Van Lear residence.
Ms. Waller was born August 21, 1939, in Johnson County, to the late Mance and Elli Dale Montgomery.
Surviving are two sons, Bobby Spradlin of Riceville and James Thomas Sparks of Paintsville; three daughters, Billie Jean Cooke Page and Barbara Faye Cooke Whitt, both of West Van Lear, and Jenny Spradlin Powers of Van Lear; two sisters, Delpha Page of West Van Lear and Mary K. Ward of Flat Gap; and 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Culley Ann Bowling, 64, of Westwood, died Monday, April 17.
Mrs. Bowling was born January 13, 1936, in Ashland to the late Trecy Higgins. She was a member of Westwood United Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, James Edward Bowling; one son, James L. Bowling of Summitt; four daughters, Janie Heaberlin of Paintsville, Lesa Andre of Ashland, Rebecca Trout of Westwood and Heather Bowling of Catlettsburg; and seven grandchildren.
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Imogene Trimble, 78, who died April 13 at UK Medical Center.
Mrs. Trimble was born July 30, 1921, in Johnson County, to the late William Lewis and Lucinda Tackett Spears.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Trimble.
Surviving are one son, Ray Trimble of Alamogordo, New Mexico; one sister, Nola Mae Stepp of Inez; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, April 14, for Dicie Baldwin, 91, who died Monday, April 10, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Baldwin was born September 20, 1908, at Win, to the late General and Mary Ann Frazier Hitchcock. She was a member of the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Baldwin.
Surviving are two sons, James E. Baldwin of Leander and Mitchel Baldwin of Urbana, Ohio; four daughters, Thelma Daniels and Mary Louise Blair, both of Denver, Okie Etchel Caudill of Leander and Jewell Spradlin of Manassas, Virginia; and 35 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Lucille Love Mahan, 80, died Monday, April 10, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Mrs. Mahan was born March 15, 1920, in Johnson County, to the late Ruffus and Mary Fraley Maynard.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Mahan, in 1972; and one daughter, Jane Fairchild.
Surviving are five sons, Farrell and Gary Mahan, both of Tutor Key, Mitchell Mahan of River, Timmy Mahan of Prestonsburg and Roger Mahan of Columbus, Ohio; six daughters, Olive Blackburn of Staffordsville, Connie Mahan of Tutor Key, Audrey Stambaugh of Oil Springs, Judy Stanford and Carol Ferguson, both of Paintsville, and Rena Vaughn of Auxier; one brother, Ruffus Maynard Jr. of Columbus; one sister, Esta Smallwood of Salyersville; and 77 grandchildren, 102 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.